Garden of Remembrance, Dublin

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Find a quiet place to sit and reflect at Garden of Remembrance, a garden designed by Daithi Hanly and a memorial dedicated to the lives lost for the cause of Irish freedom. Look for the sunken water feature in the shape of a cross, as well as the memorial's focal point, a statue called "Children of Lir" by Oisin Kelly. Queen Elizabeth II visited in 2011 and laid a wreath here. Plan to visit Garden of Remembrance during your Dublin vacation using our convenient Dublin trip maker tool .
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  • Have been in this place many times over the years. This is a memorial garden in dedicated to the memory of "all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom" and it's a very peaceful and t...  more »
  • A very nice garden memorial dedicated to all who fought for Irish freedom through the centuries. Very much a garden for contemplation and perhaps meditation. The pool and statuary completes this sanct...  more »
  • Happened across this park on the way to the Dublin Writers Museum across the street. Wow, this garden is just stunning. Pictures don’t do it justice. *Note: TripAdvisor has a major photo error and ack...  more »
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  • Nice quiet area in the centre of town. A place for calm and reflection on the significance of the monument and what it means for us to remember. There is convenient wheelchair / pram access around the east side due to the large amount of Steps. The statue itself and water feature is beautiful.
  • Gorgeous garden. Sat here and had lunch, so quiet and peaceful. They have a lift for people with limited access (please see the pictures).
  • This place has a story to tell, a story about the children of lir. These 3 children fought alongside the Irish army to drive the British out of Ireland. The British army recruited a high priestess to cast a spell and turn the 3 children into swans. They now stand at the top of this garden awaiting the chosen one to break the spell. Legend says the chosen one must place a soldier piece of bread dipped in egg in each of the swans beaks. We do know the chosen one left Ireland for the shores of America because that's what you did in them days, it is very possible that his descendants are still living in America not knowing that they can break this spell. Note: Although this story might not be true, some facts remain. The garden is there to remember fallen soldiers, there is a statue of the Children of Lir and it's worth a visit for some peace and quiet in a busy city.
  • Absolutely fantastic beautiful sculptures also sad and all those people who lost their lives in the fight for Irish freedom very well documented anyone visiting should not miss
  • I like the sculpture, and the wooded area at the back gives a nice "woodland" smell. No photography outside the gate please: people sleeping rough and doing drugs.

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